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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-08-04 12:14 PM
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1. Free Trade Is Nothing More Than An Attempt To Re-Make
the world into America's image. It only benefits a small, small number of people, and it does not raise the living standards of the world's poor population.

Population control, education (esp. education of women), resolution of ethnic strife, greater democratic control of governments, and better management of natural resources would do far, far more to alleviate world poverty than "free trade" could ever do.

Giving our software jobs to India will not improve the lives and the fortunes of the average Indian.
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  -The Myth of Free Trade camero  Jan-08-04 11:49 AM   #0 
  - Free Trade Is Nothing More Than An Attempt To Re-Make  Yavin4   Jan-08-04 12:14 PM   #1 
  - I was particularly astounded by the fact  camero   Jan-08-04 12:26 PM   #2 
  - It's also really about oil  camero   Jan-08-04 12:28 PM   #3 
  - Another good one on free trade destroying the environment  camero   Jan-08-04 12:34 PM   #4 
  - I don't know where to begin ranting....  mike_c   Jan-08-04 12:57 PM   #5 
  - I really think we need to get out of the WTO  camero   Jan-08-04 01:03 PM   #7 
     - I've become mixed on the WTO...  IrateCitizen   Jan-08-04 02:20 PM   #13 
        - It definitely needs to be made more democratic.  camero   Jan-08-04 02:28 PM   #14 
           - Completely agreed. Also get rid of "green room consensus"  IrateCitizen   Jan-08-04 02:30 PM   #16 
              - Agreed  camero   Jan-08-04 02:40 PM   #18 
  - Free trade  WorstPresidentEver   Jan-08-04 01:02 PM   #6 
  - More to the point  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-08-04 01:04 PM   #9 
  - What will happen then?  camero   Jan-08-04 01:06 PM   #10 
     - right  WorstPresidentEver   Jan-08-04 02:55 PM   #19 
        - Also  camero   Jan-08-04 03:07 PM   #20 
  - Americans DEMAND $5.00 shoes and cheap plastic toys..dammit  SoCalDem   Jan-08-04 01:04 PM   #8 
  - Me neither unfortunately.  camero   Jan-08-04 01:08 PM   #11 
  - kick  camero   Jan-08-04 01:53 PM   #12 
  - "Second Thoughts on Free Trade"  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jan-08-04 02:30 PM   #15 
  - Thanks for posting this article. I read it yesterday...  IrateCitizen   Jan-08-04 02:32 PM   #17 
  - excellent  spindoctor   Jan-08-04 04:57 PM   #25 
  - kick  camero   Jan-08-04 04:10 PM   #21 
  - one more kick  camero   Jan-08-04 06:05 PM   #28 
  - Most excellent post  redqueen   Jan-08-04 04:43 PM   #22 
  - You're quite welcome and thanks  camero   Jan-08-04 04:52 PM   #23 
  - "Free Trade" seems more and more akin to blowing up Hoover Dam  Buns_of_Fire   Jan-08-04 04:55 PM   #24 
     - The thing is....  camero   Jan-08-04 05:04 PM   #26 
        - Worse still...  Buns_of_Fire   Jan-08-04 05:13 PM   #27 

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